Published February 02, 2014
MOMBASA, Kenya – At least one police officer has been injured in a riot at a mosque linked to recruiting Islamic extremists in Kenya's coastal resort of Mombasa.
Police apparently are trying to break up a meeting Sunday inside the Masjid Musa mosque, which has been the recent site of violent confrontations between young Muslim radicals and police.
An Associated Press reporter saw a police officer being led out with a bloodied face, perhaps the victim of a stabbing.
Last October, gunmen killed a Muslim cleric and three others in a hail of bullets in Mombasa, sparking street violence by youths who accused the police of targeted killings of Muslim leaders.
Kenyan police have linked the Masjid Musa mosque to recruitment of militants for Somalia's al-Shabab terrorist organization.